Sapphire The Kid

ISBN 13: 9780143121206

The Kid

2.67 avg rating
( 1,911 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780143121206: The Kid

Fifteen years after the publication of Push, Sapphire gives voice to Abdul Jones, the son of her unforgettable heroine, Precious.

The Kid is an electrifying story of body and spirit, rooted in the hungers of flesh and of the soul, bringing us deep into the interior life of Abdul. We meet him at age nine, on the day of his mother's funeral. Left alone to navigate in a world where love and hate sometimes hideously masquerade, forced to confront unspeakable violence, his history and the dark corners of his own heart, Abdul claws his way toward adulthood and toward an identity he can stand behind.

In a generational story that moves with the speed of thought from a Mississippi dirt farm to Harlem in its heyday; from a troubled Catholic orphanage to downtown artist's lofts, The Kid tells of a twenty-first-century young man's fight to find a way toward the future. A testament to the ferocity of the human spirit, the deep nourishing power of love, and of art, The Kid becomes a young man about to take flight. Intimate, terrifying and deeply alive, Abdul's journey bears witness to an artist's birth by fire.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Painstakingly beautiful ( Scotland on Sunday)

Sapphire is not your average writer. Brave, bold and uncompromising . . . The novel keeps you on tenterhooks (Bernardine Evaristo Observer)

Harrowing . . . Masterfully narrated . . . Powerful ( Diva)

Stunning . . . Exhilarating ( Independent)

Prepare to be harrowed; I was sobbing by the end of the first chapter . . . [Sapphire] writes with a burning anger that gives this novel an explosive power ( The Times)

A consummate work of art, style and brains, shining at times with the possibility for hope and joy . . . More accomplished than [Push] and a thousand times more frightening ( List)

About the Author:

Sapphire is the author of two collections of poetry and the bestselling novel Push. The film adaption of her novel, Precious (2009), received the Academy Award for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress, in addition to the Grand Jury Prize and Audience awards in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance. In 2009 she was a recipient of a United States Artist Fellowship. She lives in New York City.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sapphire
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0143121200 ISBN 13: 9780143121206
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 3
Seller
GIANTBOOKSALE
(HAUPPAUGE, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0143121200 Great book !! Established seller with great ratings! A+ Customer Service! Orders ship from the USA!. Bookseller Inventory # Z0143121200ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
2.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.90
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Sapphire
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0143121200 ISBN 13: 9780143121206
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
scafurobooks
(Hatchville, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0143121200 New softcover. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1001690

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
2.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.31
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Sapphire
Published by Penguin Books (2012)
ISBN 10: 0143121200 ISBN 13: 9780143121206
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2012. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: From the bestselling author of "Push," a story of survival and awakening featuring Abdul Jones, the son of Sapphire's unforgettable heroine, Precious. Left alone by his mother's death, he is forced to confront violence, his history, and the dark corners of his own heart. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0143121200

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Sapphire
ISBN 10: 0143121200 ISBN 13: 9780143121206
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801431212060000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Sapphire
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0143121200 ISBN 13: 9780143121206
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0143121200 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2121940564

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.31
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Sapphire
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0143121200 ISBN 13: 9780143121206
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0143121200

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.91
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Sapphire
Published by Penguin Books, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0143121200 ISBN 13: 9780143121206
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 212 x 138 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. From the bestselling author of Push, a story of survival and awakening and one young man s remarkable strength The Kid brings us deep into the interior life of Abdul Jones, son of Sapphire s unforgettable heroine, Precious. Left alone by his mother s death to navigate in a world where love and hate sometimes hideously masquerade, forced to confront unspeakable violence, his history, and the dark corners of his own heart, Abdul claws his way toward adulthood. In a generational story that moves with the speed of thought from a Mississippi dirt farm to Harlem in its heyday, from a troubled Catholic orphanage to downtown artists lofts, The Kid is a soaring tale of body and spirit, rooted in the hungers of flesh and of the soul. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780143121206

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Sapphire
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0143121200 ISBN 13: 9780143121206
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 7
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0143121200 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 15966790

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.31
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Sapphire
Published by PENGUIN GROUP (2012)
ISBN 10: 0143121200 ISBN 13: 9780143121206
New Quantity Available: 15
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PENGUIN GROUP, 2012. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780143121206

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.31
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Sapphire
Published by Penguin Books, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0143121200 ISBN 13: 9780143121206
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 212 x 138 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. From the bestselling author of Push, a story of survival and awakening and one young man s remarkable strength The Kid brings us deep into the interior life of Abdul Jones, son of Sapphire s unforgettable heroine, Precious. Left alone by his mother s death to navigate in a world where love and hate sometimes hideously masquerade, forced to confront unspeakable violence, his history, and the dark corners of his own heart, Abdul claws his way toward adulthood. In a generational story that moves with the speed of thought from a Mississippi dirt farm to Harlem in its heyday, from a troubled Catholic orphanage to downtown artists lofts, The Kid is a soaring tale of body and spirit, rooted in the hungers of flesh and of the soul. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780143121206

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book